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February 17, 2016 | Missile Defense News

U.S. stealth jets fly over S. Korea as tensions heighten

USA Today: Four U.S. F-22 stealth fighter aircraft conducted exercises with South Korean jets south of Seoul on Wednesday to “demonstrate the capabilities” of the U.S.-South Korean alliance, the Pentagon said. The high-tech “Raptor” jets, designed to elude radar, flew alongside Korea’s F-15K “Slam Eagle” aircraft and U.S. F-16 “Fighting Falcon” fighter jets out of… read more

February 16, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Russia Threat Creating New Turk Shopping List

Defense News: What Turkey’s security establishment views as an “emerging Russian threat” is forcing military and procurement planners to amend their short-term shopping list in favor of defensive gear. Officials say the confrontation with Russia over Syria since last November has created a “de facto situation” that modifies priority purchase plans. “This is a new… read more

February 16, 2016 | Missile Defense News

NORAD general: Canada examining its defenses amid new threats

The Gazette: Change is on the horizon for the North American Aerospace Defense Command as Canada reviews its military for the first time in more than 20 years, the top Canadian general in Colorado Springs said. Royal Canadian Air Force Lt. Gen. Pierre St-Amand said Thursday that new threats have shown the continent’s military leaders… read more

February 16, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Russia To Test Fire Tor Short Range SAM Defense System In March

Defense World.net: Russian Military will test fire aTor, short-range surface-to-air missile defense system in March this year. “Air defense artillery units of the Eastern Military District’s motorized infantry regiment, stationed in the Primorsky Territory, will test Tor-M2U missile systems for the first time in March at the specialized Telemba firing range in Buryatia,” the Eastern… read more

February 16, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Kim’s Nuclear Pursuit to Hasten Collapse of Regime, Park Warns

Bloomberg: North Korea will gain the capability to deploy nuclear missiles if the world doesn’t force Kim Jong Un to realize his atomic ambitions will lead to the eventual collapse of his regime, South Korean President Park Geun Hye told parliament Tuesday. “From now, the government will take powerful and practical measures to make North… read more

February 16, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Beijing targets missile defense move in South Korea

The Standard: The possible US deployment of a missile defense system on the Korean peninsula in response to Pyongyang’s ballistic missile program would threaten China’s strategic interests, Beijing warned. Washington and Seoul will begin talks about the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System, they said a week ago following a surprise nuclear test and satellite… read more

February 15, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Japan to upgrade missile interception system, considers three-tier defense

The Japan Times: The government is planning to acquire a greater range of ship-borne interceptors, upgrading two of Japan’s six Aegis ships and building two more. It is also considering buying a U.S. land-based high-altitude interception system. The Defense Ministry plans to develop an improved version of the SM-3 interceptor rockets carried by Aegis vessels… read more

February 15, 2016 | Missile Defense News

South Korea Eyes THAAD Despite China’s Fear

Defense News: SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is pushing for deployment on its soil of a US high-altitude air defense system as North Korean missile threats expand. The move has stoked fears in China, which believes deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system could help Washington to expand its military power in the region. South Korea… read more

February 12, 2016 | Missile Defense News

AMEC receives contract to support Aegis Ashore in Poland

United Press International: WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) — The U.S. Army awarded AMEC Programs a $182.7 million contract with options to support the Aegis Ashore missile defense system in Poland. For the contract, AMEC Programs received funds covering Fiscal 2015 and 2016 military construction in addition to research, development, testing, evaluation and procurement. The construction… read more

February 12, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Gulf states investing billions in missile defenses ‘driven by concern over Iran’s ballistic missile arsenal’

National Post: The Gulf states are investing billions of dollars in advanced missile defences designed to protect their cities against attack from Iran, according to the latest survey of the global military balance. Iran has developed cruise missiles with precision accuracy and ranges of up to 1,250 miles. From Kuwait in the Gulf’s northern waters… read more

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